19th Kentucky International Trade and Investment Conference


Tuesday, October 7, 2008,
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Registration at 8:00 a.m.),

Northern Kentucky Convention Center,
Covington, Kentucky



Registration (8:00 A.M.)

Opening Ceremony/ Morning Keynote Speech (8:30 – 8:50 a.m.), Room E

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Michael Francesconi, Vice President, UPS Air Group Public Affairs and Strategic Communications

Concurrent Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.)

  • Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities – Employing a Workforce in a Global Marketplace: Tax, VISA and other Planning Issues (Room 1)
  • Facilitator: Steve Jones, President, Jaap-Orr
    Speaker : Joseph, J. Dehner, Frost, Brown and Todd

  • Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities: Global Logistics (Room 2)
  • Facilitator : Ms. Nancy Downey, National City
    Speaker: Theodore N. Ley III, International Sales Manager, UPS

  • Market Opportunities: Korea (Room 3)
  • Facilitator: Mr. Jeff Schlosser, Partner, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP
    Speakers: Sean Connell, Executive Director, U.S.- Korea Business Council
                        Director, Japan and Korea, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
                        Jim Conway, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Griffin Industries
                        Jeff Dutton, Director for Korea and Taiwan Affairs, U.S. Department of
                        Commerce, Washington, DC.

Concurrent Sessions (10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

State of Manufacturing Industry in the Tri-State (11:00 – 11:50 a.m.), Rooms 1/2/3

Speakers: Kris A. Morgan, Manager, VonLehman & Company, Inc.
                    Thomas S. Moore, CPA, Shareholder, VonLehman & Company, Inc, Shareholder

Luncheon/Keynote Speech, Rooms D/E (12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.)

Keynote Speaker: Dennis C. Cuneo, Senior Advisor, Toyota and Toyota Boshoku America, former Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor North America

China: Challenges and Opportunities, Rooms 1/2/3 (1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Speakers : Mr.Xu Chenbin, Chief Representative of the US Office of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
                    Mark Peachey, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Global Women Leaders: Successful Strategies of Doing Business with Different Cultures,
          Rooms 1/2/3 (3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

          Facilitator: Mary Falls, Vice President, Stock Yards, Bank and Trust

Speakers: Dr. Rebecca White, Director, Women Entrepreneurs Institute and Fifth Third Bank
                    Entrepreneurship Institute
                    Renata S. Brandão Vasconcellos, Attorney, International Business and Trade,
                    Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur, LLP
                    Helen Carroll, Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
                    Tala Orabi, Owner, Tala’s Distant Treasures
                    Representative, New York Times, Knowledge Network






DHL Global
National City
SS&G Financial Services, Inc.
TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc.


Counterfeiting and Piracy Coalition, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development, Turkey
Economic Development, Western Switzerland
European-American Chamber of Commerce
Frost, Brown Todd, LLC
Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Japan/America Society of Kentucky
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Kentucky World Trade Center
KYFI Incorporated
NNR Global Logistics USA, Inc.
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP
SS&G Financial Services, Inc.
TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc.
U.S. Commercial Service
U.S.-Korea Business Council

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